Ethel Taylor Martin
Ethel Dare Taylor Martin, age 83, of Marlinton, died at her home Thursday, December 11, 1903.
Her husband of 57 years, James Thomas Martin, died nine days earlier on December 2, 2003. Also deceased are her parents, Russell W. and Birdie Marie Taylor; a brother, Raymond Taylor, a step-daughter, Rose Marie Tolison, and a step-son, Tony J. Martin, who was a member of the U.S. Marine Corps.
Mrs. Martin was born at Green Bank on September 12, 1920.
She was retired. She came to Marlinton after an 18-year career as a registered nurse at CAMC General Hospital. She was a Lieutenant in the Army Nurses Corps during World War II, where she served on the hospital ship, USS Republic, in the Pacific Theater. She and her husband, Jim, returned to Marlinton in the 1960's to open a photography shop and general store.
Surviving her are a son, James T. Martin, II, of Marlinton; a step-daughter, Connie J. Gommer, of Varnville, South Carolina; three sisters, Gladys Buzzard, of Dunmore, Peggy Lusk, of Durbin, and Ellen Johnson, of Columbus, Ohio; a brother, Bedford Taylor, of Green Bank; ten grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Marlinton United Methodist Church by the Rev. Betty Shields. Burial with military honors followed in Mountain View Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be made to Marlinton United Methodist Church.
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Wade "Boots" Sharp
Wade Thomas "Boots" Sharp, age 71, of Marlinton, died Tuesday, December 9, 2003, at Pocahontas Center.
The son of Marion McCoy Sharp and Della Jackson Sharp, he was born February 3, 1932, at Fairview.
Mr. Sharp was Plant Supervisor for Hanover Shoe Company and was a member of Fairview United Methodist Church. He served in the United States Navy in the Korean Conflict and was Past Commander of the V.F.W., member of A.A.R.P., Past President of the Marlinton PTA, and served as Little League Coach for seventeen years.
He is survived by his wife, Helen Rogers Sharp; three sons, Roger Thomas Sharp, of Hillsboro, Gary Allen Sharp, of Chesterfield, Virginia, and Ronald Wade Sharp, of Fort Defiance, Virginia; two brothers, Dewey Sharp, of Marlinton, and Willie Sharp, of Richmond, Virginia; and six grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were his parents; three sisters, Ruby McCarty, Lillian Nizolek, and Geraldine Wilfong; and three brothers, Donny Sharp, Dock Sharp, and Oley Sharp.
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at Central Union United Methodist Church by the Rev. Robert Mann. Burial was in the Fairview Cemetery with military honors.
Memorial gifts may be made to Pocahontas Center Auxiliary or Pocahontas Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.
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Floyd Arden Friel
Floyd Arden Friel, age 53, of Cameron, New York, died Tuesday, December 9, 2003, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
The son of the late Darrell Arden and Violet W. Kennedy Friel, he was born in Marlinton July 31, 1950.
He was a model maker, a lifetime employee of Xerox Corporation. He served in the United States Army in the Viet Nam War and was a member of the Harley Group, Veterans of Foreign Wars, member of a golf team and LeAnn Riner Fan Club.
Mr. Friel is survived by three sisters, Christella Clark, of Parkersburg, Brenda Via, of Goshen, Virginia, and Linda Friel, of Boyer, and a brother, Quince E. Friel, of Clover Lick.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at VanReenen Funeral Home by the Rev. Norman Alderman, with burial at Clover Lick.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
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Ethelda Cook Taylor, age 83, of Covington, Virginia, died Monday, November 3, 2003, at the Brian Center Nursing Home in Low Moor, Virginia.
She was born August 26, 1920, in Seebert, a daughter of the late Alexander J. and Hattie Messer Cook.
Mrs. Taylor was a member of the First Christian Church.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, three half-sisters, and two half-brothers.
Surviving her are her husband, Codie Taylor, of Covington; one son, Danny Taylor, also of Covington; one daughter, Susan Russell, of Villa Hills, Kentucky; three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Edith McCorkle and Winiona Woodson, both of Covington.
The funeral service was held Thursday, November 6, in the Chapel of Arritt Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Gilliland officiating, assisted by the Rev. James Terry. Interment was made in Alleghany Memorial Park.